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Contamination of water by toxic firefighting foam is more than a public relations dilemma for the Air Force. It is a daily, never-ending health concern for people who fear they have consumed dangerous water for decades. Congress needs to get involved by holding a special hearing to investigate...
ATHOL — The Athol-Orange Eagles Auxiliary will hold a bottle and can drive on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at their building at 99 Hapgood St. Funds raised will benefit the four scholarships the organization gives each year to a boy and girl from each of the Mahar...
DEERFIELD — Historic Deerfield Inc. invites applications from college juniors and seniors to take part in an intensive, nine-week Summer Fellowship Program in history and material culture. College juniors (graduating in 2019), and seniors who expect to graduate in 2018 are eligible for seven...
Gov. Charlie Baker, right, swears in Col. Kerry Gilpin, left, as superintendent and colonel of the Massachusetts State Police. Looking on is Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. Submitted photo 
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday announced the appointment of Col. Kerry Gilpin to serve as superintendent and colonel of the Massachusetts State Police (MSP). A 23-year veteran of the State Police, Gilpin most recently served as deputy division commander of the Division of Standards and...
ATHOL — Two motor vehicle accidents were reported to police on Wednesday. At 4:11 p.m., vehicles operated by Dave Knoebel, of 144 Pleasant St.; and Isaiah J. Garcia, of 189 Spring St., were in an accident on Spring Street. According to police, Knoebel took the corner at Spring and Main streets...
Members of the Small Town Administrators of Massachusetts convened their quarterly meeting at Sturbridge Town Hall on Nov. 9 to gain insight into the nascent recreational marijuana industry. Above, Auburn Town Manager Julie Jacobson responds to a question. Panelists included, left to right -- David O'Brien, Weedmaps; David Nixon, Hadley Town Administrator; Atty. George Hall, Mass. Municipal Lawyers Association; David Lakeman, Mass. Municipal Association; Jacobson; and Jeffrey Bagg, Central Mass. Regional Pl
STURBRIDGE — A team of panelists representing regional planning agencies, the marijuana industry and municipal administration, advocacy and legal experts offered a broad overview of the evolving regulatory landscape since the passage of laws allowing recreational marijuana dispensaries in...
AREA — The State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on a public way in Franklin County beginning on Saturday, Nov. 18, and going into Sunday, Nov. 19. The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing from the...
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate on Tuesday voted to restore funding cuts to Greenfield Community College, the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, and the Hampshire Country Sheriff’s office to provide the important services for areas of the Pioneer Valley. The Senate voted to restore $130,000 for...
GREENFIELD — On Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St., Racial Justice Rising will present a panel discussion on Race and Religion, followed by a question-and-answer session.  The panel includes: • Tim Bullock, who came to the New...
Rev. Don Erickson Photo by Genevieve Fraser
PETERSHAM — The annual Petersham Thanksgiving Interfaith Service will be held at the First Congregational Parish, Unitarian on the town common on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. All are invited to attend. Participating clergy include Unitarian minister Rev. Don Erickson, Orthodox Congregational...

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